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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 2, 2010 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

all good points - i sincerely appreciate the input!

I happen to be a jazz lunatic as well, esp. thelonious monk, coltrane, eric dolphy and charles mingus. And you're right, it's way harder for friends to get into that than the dead. (Incidentally I also love opera, but i'm not obsessed with it.)

I am pretty open-minded to music from "now," it's just that most of it fails utterly to impress me. Perhaps a band of my generation will emerge and blow everybody away, including deadheads!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 2, 2010 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Yes, I like jazz and opera, too (and bluegrass, classical, etc) ... interesting how all that can go with the Dead ... I think it was Phil in an interview who said the challenge a lot of people have with the Dead, as well as jazz etc, is that you have to listen into it and not past it. I think that's true. To me, most popular music is pretty much, "there's the hook, there's the melody, here it comes again, now once more, bang bang it's done." Boooooring. There's nothing to actually listen to.

But then, that's always been the case. Truly good music has always been the specks of gold amid lots of sand and gravel. Of course, I do think there it's easier to find the gold in some eras than others; we don't seem to be in a very interesting music cycle right now, though I'm not really in touch. But if so, maybe we're about due for a good cycle again. Let's hope so!


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 2, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

Are you one of my lost children ? You can come over anytime and talk / listen to any of that good music .

Please try ,

Bill Evans , The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings , 1961
Amazon has some excellent reviews of this wonderful music .

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Jul 2, 2010 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

yeah! evans is indeed one of the all time greats and i own that recording along with perhaps 10-20 other albums of his. i was a jazz piano major when i first entered college (have since switched to math...not sure how that happened) so that's what that's about.

email = [edit: removed] if you want to chat more about music

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 2, 2010 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: kids and the Dead

I will MC